Programs

Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida

The purpose of this research was to provide a methodology to evaluate how intermodal connections between public transportation and public trails can improve livability in Florida communities.  This research explored other available methodologies for evaluating intermodal connectivity, developed three case studies of communities outside Florida to compare different approaches, and developed an alternative methodology as applied to the trails and

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The Role of Florida Transit Agencies in Providing Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Improvements to Transit Stops and Stations

This study is based on the premise that public transit agencies have an important coordination role to play in improving access to transit stops and stations for their patrons who arrive at the stop on foot or by bike.  The purpose of this research has been to explore the collaborative process between public transit agencies and their staff counterparts at

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Developing Guidelines for Incorporating Managing Demand into WSDOT Planning and Programming

The purpose of this research was to develop guidelines for WSDOT’s business areas to incorporate demand management strategies appropriate to the context of the land use and transportation environment to meet their objectives.  The products of this research included a technical memorandum summarizing and synthesizing a review of the literature, a summarization of main themes gleaned from interviews with staff

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NNTA Hillsborough County TDM Funding Support

USF utilized funding from Hillsborough County for the New North Transportation Alliance (NNTA), a Commuter Assistance Program that includes promotion of Best Workplaces for Commuters to New North employers, participation in Tampa BayCycle and promotion of walking and bicycling safety, support of USF’s sustainability goal to reduce its campus carbon footprint through promotion of Zimride, bikesharing and Enterprise CarShare, and

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Smart, Shared & Social: Innovative Innovative Safety, Resiliency, and All-Hazards Emergency Response and Recovery Research Demonstrations

As required by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), CUTR is serving as a third-party independent evaluator to assess overall effectiveness and provide a technical evaluation of a project that Portland State University (PSU) is conducting for FTA. The purpose of this project is to develop, test and refine an integrated emergency recovery plan working directly with organizations that are involved

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NNTA Hillsborough County TDM Funding Support

USF will utilize the funding provided hereunder as funds for the New North Transportation Alliance (NNTA), a Commuter Assistance Program that includes promotion of Best Workplaces for Commuters to New North employers, participation in Tampa BayCycle and promotion of walking and bicycling safety, support of USF’s sustainability goal to reduce its campus carbon footprint through promotion of carpooling, vanpooling, transit,

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CUTR Webcast Recording: A Framework for Mobile Payment Pilot Implementation

September 15, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) A Framework for Mobile Payment Pilot Implementation This presentation will discuss a framework that will help transit agencies look at the different issues associated with deploying mobile fare payments. An industry scan of mobile fare technology will be presented with features of the different apps highlighted. Lessons learned from case examples* will be discussed before

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Developing Key Messages for Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Drivers, and Employers along Select High Crash Corridors in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties

People on foot or on bike make up the most vulnerable road user group. At least one pedestrian or bicyclist is killed every week in the Tampa Bay area.  In the past five years, 240 people have been killed on foot, and 73 people have been killed while riding bicycles in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties combined (FDOT, 2015).  The examination

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Obstacles: What Transit Administrators Say Prevents Them From Pursuing Social Justice

August 18, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Obstacles: What Transit Administrators Say Prevents Them From Pursuing Social Justice This research considers what public transportation administrators say prevents them from more fully pursuing socially just policies and procedures. From things like elected official resistance, to unfair funding mechanisms, to urban zoning and development decisions that inhibit transit service provision, public transit administrators face

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Social Marketing in Transportation Certificate registration

Registration is now open for the 2017 Social Marketing in Transportation course!   This course can help transportation professionals to develop more effective, efficient, and sustainable solutions to the problems facing our communities. Social marketing is the systematic application of marketing, along with other behavior change concepts and techniques, to achieve specific behavioral actions for a social purpose. Many of the transportation-related

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Idle Reduction Practices in Public Transit

August 4, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Idle Reduction Practices in Public Transit In an effort to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions many transit agencies in the U.S. have adopted alternative fuel vehicles or implemented idle reduction technologies and policies. Unlike alternative fuel technologies that often require significant up-front investment in vehicles and infrastructure, the strategies that focus on minimizing

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CUTR Webcast Recording: Closing the Loop – Improving Transit Through Crowdsourced Information

July 7, 2016, 12:00PM (ET) Closing the Loop – Improving Transit Through Crowd-sourced Information Offering real-time arrival information to riders via mobile applications has been shown to improve the rider’s perception of transit, and even increase ridership.  This direct connection to riders also offers the agency an opportunity to collect feedback on how transit service and infrastructure can be improved. 

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